UP College of Social Sciences and Philosophy

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UP College of Social Sciences and Philosophy
Kolehiyo ng Agham Panlipunan at Pilosopiya
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Established 1983
Type University of the Philippines College (officially Degree-Granting Unit)
Dean Prof.Grace Aguiling- Dalisay, Ph.D.
Associate Deans Prof. Neil Martial Santillan (Administration and External Affairs)
Prof. Ma. Theresa Batangan, Ph.D. (Academic Affairs)
College Secretary Prof. Maria Theresa T. Payongayong
Coordinator, College Graduate Program Prof. Gregorio E. H. del Pilar, Ph.D.
Coordinator, Office of Student Affairs Prof. Jay A. Yacat
Director, Third World Studies Center Prof. Ricardo T. Jose, Ph.D.
Coordinator, Research, Training and Computer Laboratory Prof. Agerico de Villa, M.A.
Administrative Officer Mrs. Araceli P. de Leus
Location Roxas Avenue, UP Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
Website UP College of Social Sciences and Philosophy


Academic Programs

Undergraduate Courses

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Geography
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in History
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Linguistics
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Political Science
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Sociology

Graduate Courses

  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Geography
  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Bioethics
  • Master of Arts (M.A.) in Anthropology
  • Master of Arts (M.A.) in Demography
  • Master of Arts (M.A.) in History
  • Master of Arts (M.A.) in Linguistics
  • Master of Arts (M.A.) in Philosophy
  • Master of Arts (M.A.) in Political Science
  • Master of Arts (M.A.) in Psychology
  • Master of Arts (M.A.) in Sociology)
  • Master in International Studies
  • Master in Population Studies

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Anthropology
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in History
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Linguistics
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Philippine Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Philosophy
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Political Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Psychology
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Sociology

Institutes and Centers


Dean: Prof. Michael Tan, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs: Assoc. Prof. Ma. Theresa Ujano-Batangan, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Administration and External Affairs: Asst. Prof. Neil Martial D. Santillan, Ph.D.

College Secretary: Asst. Prof. Maria Theresa T. Payongayong, Ph.D.

Coordinator, College Graduate Program: Prof. Gregorio E. H. del Pilar, Ph.D.

Coordinator, Office of Student Affairs: Asst. Prof. Jay A. Yacat, M.A.

Director, Third World Studies Center: Prof. Ricardo T. Jose, Ph.D.

Coordinator, Computer Laboratory: Assoc. Prof. Agerico de Villa, M.A.

Administrative Officer: Mrs. Imelda Reyes


The history of the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP), University of the Philippines (UP), dates back to the year 1910 although its name was given only in 1983. CSSP began as part of the College of Liberal Arts which was established on June 1910 by virtue of a decision of the UP Board of Regents. The college previously existed as an institution called Junior College of Liberal Arts operated by the Bureau of Education of the Department of Public Instruction. At first it was named the College of Philosophy, Science and Letters before it was changed to the College of Liberal Arts on 30 January 1911. The college had two units-- the Junior College which offered two years of study leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts; and the Senior College which offered three years of study leading to the degree of Master of Arts. The coursework in the Junior College was such as to prepare the students who wished to enroll in professional course.

Before the start of the first semester of the academic year 1959-1960, the College of Liberal Arts was reorganized into three academic units -the University College, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. All three units, however, were served by only one faculty.

The College of Liberal Arts was reorganized in order to solve the problem that may result with the implementation of the basic education program. The University College started its operations during the first semester of 1959-1960. It was given the task of teaching the general education courses, including the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, for the first two years. To strengthen the foundation of a liberal education, the college was expected to continue the general education, as well as to correct some aspects taught in high school.

Meanwhile the third and subsequent years of college studies were handled by the College of Arts and Sciences which was mandated to continue offering undergraduate courses in the humanities, social sciences, natural and physical sciences, mathematics and languages. These disciplines were offered by the college as fields of specialization. As such, the third and subsequent years of college studies of a student were focused on one discipline for in-depth study, aside from other related disciplines, called free electives, which he may rake.

The different roles played by the University College and the College of Arts and Sciences necessitated separate administrations. To avoid the overlapping of roles of the two colleges and to integrate the various disciplines, three major divisions were formed to take the place of the academic departments -- the Division of Humanities, Division of Social Sciences, arid the Division of Natural Sciences. The traditional academic disciplines operated under their respective divisions without any departmental head

On 26 October 1983, the UP Board of Regents issued Administrative Order No.170 creating three new colleges from the former College of Arts and Sciences - the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP), ripe College of Arts and Letters (CAL), and the College of Science (CS).

Dr Francisco Nemenzo (1976-1981) of the Department of Political Science was the Dean of the CAS before it was split into three colleges. Prof Ofelia Angangco (1981-1983) from the Department of Sociology was the Dean of CSSP when it was split into three colleges. She was succeeded by Dr Leslie Bauzon (1983-1989) from the Department of History who served as the first Dean of the CSSP In 1989, Dr Zeus A. Salazar (1989-1992) was sworn in as new dean.

The social sciences and philosophy are the foundation of a relevant university education. Students are encouraged to respond to the need for critical thought and inquiry, as well as to disseminate and refine the standards of values which they so constantly apply in daily living. The college, with the help and guidance of highly competent faculty and staff shares the vision of molding students to "search further into the depths of knowledge and to pursue truth."

The CSSP located at the Palma Hall, is composed of the following departments: Anthropology, Geography History, Linguistics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Population Institute. The Third World Studies Program and the Folklore and Philippine Studies Program are also housed under the CSSP which also takes charge of the administration of Diliman Review, a quarterly publication-for the stu-dents of the three colleges.


Dean's office : 9263486 , 981-85-00 local 2429
College Secretary :927-41-21; 981-85-00 local 2428
Asst Dean : 981-85-00 local 2434
AS 101 : 981-85-00 local 2430
Computer Laboratory: 981-85-00 local 2432 / 2433
Diliman Review : 925-29-53; 981-85-00 local 2435
Eduk Panlabas : 981-85-00 local 2436
Folklore : 981-85-00 local 2437
Graduate Studies: 981-85-00 local 2438
IPEGP: 981-85-00 local 2443
Library:981-85-00 local 2439
Student Activity: 981-85-00 local 2431
CSSP Coop : 981-85-00 local 2440
Student Council:981-85-00 local 2441
Supplies : 981-85-00 local 24296
Guard: 981-85-00 local 2444

University of the Philippines, Diliman

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